Year 1


 Welcome to Year 1!

In Year 1 you will find Mr Braginton and Mrs Penchion


Meet the teachers:

                                     Mr Braginton

First of all welcome to Year 1! I am really enjoying my first year of teaching. I spend a lot of my spare time out side of school, swimming as I love the water and have swam since I was 6 years old. I also love football. I am a massive Leeds United fan. I go to Leeds games on Saturdays and sometimes Tuesday nights. I also spend a lot of time with my family and my grandparents as they are all really special to me.



Mrs Penchion’s

favourite things are:



Gardening – I love helping out in the school garden



Year 1 is a journey –

a journey filled with learning and fun!

In Year 1 we believe that developing independence and forming secure relationships are essential in order for the children to travel on their learning journey. We love to learn new songs that celebrate our faith in God and try to make positive choices in everything we do. We are busy bees who complete challenges every day and we always try our best no matter how tricky something may be. We are all special in Year 1 and we tell ourselves this everyday!

No day is ever the same in Year 1 and that’s the way we like it!



Our Latest News

Spring 1:

Half term newsletter:

Our class newsletter: Spring 1 newsletter

Important dates for the half term:

06/11/18- School opens

16/11/18- Class photograph

07/12/18- School disco

17/12/18- Nativity 1:30pm and 5:30pm

19/12/18- Pantomime of Snow white

21/12/18- Mass 9am

21/12/18- Break up for Christmas 1pm

Autumn 2: At the end of last half term and the beginning of this one, we have been exploring numbers to 10! Here is some of the super group work we did when finding number bonds to 10 in different ways!










Information about Planning

Long Term Plan – Long term plan 18-19

Autumn 1:

Medium term plan – Autumn 1_ Year 1 Curriculum overview – Year 1 18.19

RE planning –

Autumn 2:

Medium term plan –Autumn 2_ Year 1 Curriculum overview  – Year 1 18-19

RE planning –  Mary, Mother of God

Spring 1:

Medium term plan –Spring 1 Year 1 Curriculum overview Year 1 18-19

RE planning – Families & Celebrations

Spring 2:

Medium term plan –

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Summer 1:

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Summer 2:

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Helping at Home

Following our Maths information evening for parents, we have shared some useful documents to see how Maths is taught in school. The most effective way for you to help would be to practise the ‘progression in number facts’ and times tables.

Parents’ Information Evening Nov 18

Progression in number facts

Rothwell St Mary’s Calculation Policy